Sunday, January 17, 2010

Call for Chapters: Library Management Tips That Work

Call for Chapters: Library Management Tips That Work

Book publisher: American Library Association

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010
Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

Afterword: James Lund, Director, Red Wing Public Library,
Red Wing Minnesota

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences about librarians as managers. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, sidebars by librarians based on successful management employing innovation.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One chapter 2400-2500 words; or two chapters (preferred) divided to total 2400-2500 words. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or if co-authored by the same two librarians.

Possible topics: staff flex hours, financial planning, administration skills, public relations, time management, library boards, partnering, library manuals, professional ethics, innovative technology, handling employees, volunteers.

To receive a "go-ahead", please e-mail 1-4 topics each described in 2-4 sentences by February 7, 2010 along with a 85-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need a separate bio. You will be contacted as soon as possible telling you which (if any) of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission; an invitation doesn't guarantee acceptance. Please place MANAGEMENT/your name on the subject line to: